Airplane Crash - Near Hinsdale, Illinois 09/01/1961

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Hinsdale, Illinois


Date09/01/1961
Time02:05
LocationNear Hinsdale, Illinois
OperatorTrans World Airlines
Flight #529
RouteChicago - Las Vegas
TypeLockheed 049 Constellation
RegistrationN86511
Cn/In2035
Aboard78
Fatalities78
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed and burned in a field 10 miles west of Midway Airport. The airliner had taken off from Midway headed for Las Vegas. Loss of a 5/16 inch steel bolt from the elevator boost system which caused the elevator to move to its full upward position creating a stall and loss of control of the aircraft.

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